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Página 316 - We regard ourselves as trustees acting not for the advantage of the United States but for the benefit of the people of the Philippine Islands. “Every step we take will be taken with a view to the ultimate independence of the islands and as a preparation for that independence.
Página 97 - NOT a day passes over the earth but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words, and suffer noble sorrows.
Página 315 - I trust that within a generation the time will arrive when the Filipinos can decide for themselves whether it is well for them to become Independent or to continue under the protection of a strong and disinterested power able to guarantee to the islands order at home and protection from foreign Invasion.
Página 120 - Whereas, it is, as it has always been, the purpose of the people of the United States to withdraw their sovereignty over the Philippine Islands and to recognize their independence as soon as a stable government can be established therein...
Página 120 - Whereas for the speedy accomplishment of such purpose it is desirable to place in the hands of the people of the Philippines as large a control of their domestic affairs as can be given them without, in the meantime, impairing the exercise of the rights of sovereignty by the people of the United States...
Página 67 - Conditions here and in Cuba are practically alike. War exists, battles are of almost daily occurrence, ambulances bring in many wounded, and hospitals are full. Prisoners are brought here and shot without trial, and Manila is under martial law.
Página 114 - My dreams, when life first opened to me, My dreams, when the hopes of youth beat high. Were to see thy lov'd face, O gem of the Orient sea. From gloom and grief, from care and sorrow free; No blush on thy brow, no tear in thine eye.
Página 323 - That there exist likewise in the Philippines all the conditions of stability and guarantees for law and order that Cuba had to establish to the satisfaction of America in order to obtain her independence, or to preserve it, during the military occupation of 1898-1902, and during the intervention of 1906-1909, respectively; That the "preparation for independence...